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How to Guarantee your Child will go to Heaven

How to Guarantee Your children Will go to heaven

How to Guarantee Your children Will go to heaven

How to Guarantee Your CHILDREN Will Go to Heaven by Jamar Haynes Lee  is one book which I have read in bid to broaden my understanding on how to guide my kids on their spiritual walk. I have been constantly seeking ways on learning how to improve my kids spiritual education and picked up a few tips from this book by Lee.

In his book he explains the reasons why parents have been failing.  Many of them do not introduce the WORD to their kids on a daily basis. The limited interaction the kids have with the scripture makes it more difficult for them to understand and seek GOD.

When you give children the Word daily, you give them God daily, and trust me; they need God daily.

It is important to live by the WORD and be the one as the parent to show how the scriptures can be part of everyday life. This will help to keep them grounded and away from the temptation of evil.  The lackadaisical attitude that adults have been having towards developing spiritual awareness and guidance of our youth have led to more and more social ills.

We need to be good examples to our kids so they can follow and imitate our behavior and be in GOD’s favor.

We should be able to say what Paul said, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV).

We need to let the child take the rein and show us his learning. He needs to read the bible for himself and explain his understanding of the scriptures to be able to reflect on the message that is being transmitted.  We need to train our kids and not just preach to them.  It takes a discipline parent to incorporate the love of GOD in their child.  It also takes time for the child to get to know and be able to communicate with GOD as we are currently doing.

We are given all the tools that we need to be able to guide our kids in their spiritual walk.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. —Psalm 1:1–3 (NKJV)

Lee mentions in his book that parents play a very important role in guiding their kids towards living Godly lives. Their actions and choices that they make on behalf of their kids help to give their kids the proper directions in life.  Whatever you do as a parent impacts on the lives of your child.

He shares with his readers 9 principles which will help to guide them as parents.

  1. Commit Each Child to God
  2. Holiness Lived infront of Them
  3. Instruct and Train your Child in the way they should Go
  4. Love and esteem your spouse properly
  5. Declare your Child’s Future
  6. Receive resources on Marriage and  Family regularly
  7. Esteem and love your Child Properly
  8. Never let your child stay under Ungodly Influence

 

My thoughts

  I could really relate to what LEE was saying in his book. We need to make cautious effort as a parent in help to develop our kids spiritual life. Putting emphasis on  teaching our kids how to create  a relationship with GOD has equal weightage to teaching our kids about what they need to learn academically.

I personally am focusing a lot on my personal walk with GOD and hope to be able to guide the kids in their walk too. Being a Single Parent  without external help it has been difficult balancing all the different role together with keeping sane.  The dynamics in the family has been quite unbalanced due to the inability of the kids father to properly play his part in their lives. However not all has been lost in ensuring that they are other ways that the kids can get proper spiritual guidance through the church that we are currently attending.

Reading the book gave me more clarity on how I am to continue guiding the kids on their spiritual walk and how to focus on my spiritual goals too.

You can purchase a copy of this book from  Lee’s Website.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review. All opinions are 100% mine

Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Grace for the Imperfect Mom

Grace for the Imperfect Mom: A 31-Day Invitation to Refreshed Mothering by  Julie Fisk, Kristen Dermey and Kendra Roehl is a book which reflects on the journey of a mom.

Within a span of  31 Days  stories are shared on  how motherhood has been for the author in the areas of  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and grace.

It is not easy to be a mother. There is a lot of learning through trial and error.  Sometimes we look too much at perfection to learn how to let go. To find joy in the imperfect and to simply be there in the moment to be fully with the kids as we go about spending time together each day.

There are so many ways which we rob ourselves of our happiness and joy. We give in to our doubts and worries and let negative thoughts flood our minds at time. This prevents us from surrendering the problem to GOD.  Sometimes we think of the worst and it  burn our brain cells over it and in the end nothing bad occurs. In fact the terrible scenario which we tried to preempt ourselves  for does not happen.

We try to control too many things on our end and forget that there is a higher power (GOD) which we can turn to give us the peace that  we seek.

My thoughts 

I found this book and excellent read. There are questions asked at the end of each chapter which makes one reflect on  the current way that she is parenting and to be more accepting of her flaws and victories.

As a women we need to love ourselves and value our achievements.  Don’t down play what you have achieved so far and be more accepting towards compliments  which are given.

I totally agree with this statement in this book. We were taught from young to underplay our achievement as it would not make others think that we are proud and arrogant.  This is a very negative way of expression/thinking which should not be promoted. One should always celebrate their achievements and also strive to do their best.

 Most of us  set our standards based on the world’s standard instead of focusing on GOD’s standard. We assume the right way and the best thing to do is what society wants of us instead of really thinking through to see if it is appropriate for us and in line with what GOD wants us to do.

The misalignment  occurs as we are stressing over every little thing in seeking perfection and recognition by others. Giving into earthly desires and wants have caused us to  look at others through tinted lenses.

Through the stories shared in the book the author shows how it is possible to experience  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and grace. We just have to have faith in GOD and surrender it all to him.

Grab your copy of Grace for the Imperfect Mom: A 31-Day Invitation to Refreshed Mothering today

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.  This post has affiliate links.